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Five takeaways from the Lakers' loss to the Jazz
Five takeaways from the Lakers' loss to the Jazz

The Lakers improved Thursday. They lost by only 33 points to Utah after falling to Golden State by 41 last Sunday. Not many happy faces in their locker room after a 119-86 loss in Anaheim. 1) The Lakers seem almost scared to shoot a three-pointer. They took only five on Thursday, missing them all, after going 0-for-3 against Golden State.  2) Kobe Bryant still seems patient, pinning the Lakers’ issues on injuries and youth. “We’ve got a lot of guys sitting right now,” he said. “We’re playing with a lot of young kids. It’s been a little difficult.” 3) Bryant’s 27 points were impressive, and it could have been better. He missed...

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